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dc.contributor.supervisorSinclair, Struan (English, Film, and Theatre)en_US
dc.contributor.authorStrong, Jeremy R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-10T20:18:22Z
dc.date.available2014-09-10T20:18:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/24023
dc.description.abstractThis Creative MA thesis studies works of post-apocalyptic fiction in order to a) understand how fiction is both created in and can be understood by examining different psychosocial contexts and to b) demonstrate that the recent predominant patterns emergent in the sub-genre demonstrate that the primary psychosocial concern currently driving the form is a concern over the human body. That is, essentially the project demonstrates that the human body is now the site of apocalypse in much contemporary narrative. The project also engages with Nöel Carroll’s “The Nature Of Horror” (1987), an essay that explores the philosophy that a specific form of fear operates in the horror genre, something Carroll terms “art-horror” – and then draws direct parallels between post-apocalyptic writing and horror in order to present an argument that a similar affective response functions in Post-apocalyptic narrative. The novella puts into practice the concept of Thought Theory and genre specific affective response.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectpost-apocalypticen_US
dc.subjectfictionen_US
dc.subjectnovellaen_US
dc.subjectapocalypseen_US
dc.subjectaffecten_US
dc.subjectpsychosocialen_US
dc.subjectphilosophyen_US
dc.subjectcreative writingen_US
dc.subjectscience fictionen_US
dc.subjectsfen_US
dc.subjecthorroren_US
dc.subjectfantasyen_US
dc.subjectAtwooden_US
dc.subjectMcCarthyen_US
dc.subjectThe Roaden_US
dc.subjectOryx and Crakeen_US
dc.title‘Meaning machines’: a psychosocial cartography of bodies in post-apocalyptic fictionen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnglish, Film and Theatreen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeJoo, Hee-Jung Serenity (English, Film, and Theatre) Martens, Rhonda (Philosophy)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2014en_US


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